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The Club's FALL MIXER will be held on Thursday, November the 8th at Pappasito's Cantina Patio Room (20099 Gulf Freeway, Webster) from 6-8pm.  Join us for Tom Hilton's, Hilton's Real-time Navigator, presentation "Fishing In The Rear View Mirror" and "Advocacy for the Marine Industry" presented by Randy Bright and John Bowen, Texas Marine Industry Coalition all while enjoying a delicious Pappasito's margarita and complimentary fajitas and all the fixings!  

The PORT O'CONNOR TOY RUN from Freeport will take place on December the 1st!  Thanks to the annual Lone Star Shootout contribution to the Club's Charitable Fund, the Club will be donating a truckload of toys to the Toy Run again this year!!!  We encourage you to donate new, unused and unwrapped toys to the special event, which will help to ensure a Merry Christmas for thousands of kids along the Texas Coast.  If you would prefer to make a monetary donation and let Club elves do the shopping for you, donations can be made via PayPal to or checks can be mailed to 305 21st Street, Suite 241, Galveston, Texas 77550.  Please make checks payable to HBGFC and note Toy Run donation.  Toys and monetary donations can also be brought to the Fall Mixer!!!
Written by Captain Kevin Deerman 
Well, the rain keeps coming and winds keep blowing. That pretty much sums up the last two months on the Texas coast. We did finally have a break in the weather this past weekend and with a good number of other boats we were able to take advantage of it. The seas were calm for the most part and air temps made it very comfortable to be out but most of all the fish were biting. The Yellowfin Tuna have shown back up in big numbers after disappearing toward the end of summer and there are still a few Blue Marlin around from what we saw as well as reports from other boats that were out. The long range forecast isn't looking good for getting back right now but on the bright side we have duck and deer season kicking off this weekend. Good luck to everyone headed to the ranch or the marsh this weekend.
Another FUN FISHING DAY is in the books as a complete success!  

Children from the Ronald McDonald House and Shriners Children's Hospital along with Club volunteers enjoyed a beautiful morning fishing at the Pelican Rest Marina on October 13th. Tons of fish were caught and smiles were abundant!

We would like to thank each and every volunteer, donor and sponsor who made the Fun Fishing Day possible! 


Moody National Bank 2013

We would especially like to thank Buddy and Marita Schultz for donating their beautiful Pelican Rest Marina facilities and staff to the Fun Fishing Day!

Pelican Rest

Deano Merrigan and Anne Marie Stinson, Friendly Properties of Texas, Kevin and Heather Harper, Marty Griffith, South Land Title, LLC, Smitty's Bait Camp, Strickland Land & Cattle Investments, W.A.D.E.

Adam Lewis, Alison Weldon, Anne Marie Stinson, Aubrie Reynolds, Brian and Tiffani Jinks, Cameron Plaag, Carolyn Sunseri, Casey and Melissa Salbert, Deano Merrigan, Denise Darden, Jack and Carol Beal, Jayce Ertle, Jerry Dobbs, Jordan Butler, Joseph Sebesta, Kelly Frazier, Ken Gordon, Kenneth and Sherri Doxey, Kim and Betty Summers, Kirby Capps, Lauren Dobbs, Mitch Russo, Phyllis Nesmith, Robert Rickett, Ryan and Angelica Doxey, Sean Welsh, Shane Day, Tess Bellini, Tony and Mary Jo Loverdi, and Troy and Kathy Day.
Written by Captain Troy Day 
In a fisheries world where most things seem to be tightening up on the regulation side of things, it is refreshing to see even a few go in our favor. For next fishing season, NOAA is increasing the incidental recreational trophy quota in the Gulf of Mexico by 0.3 metric tons. Doesn't seem significant, but that works out to 661 lbs, which is what they consider one fish. So, we'll get one more incidentally caught bluefin in the Gulf next year. This incidental quota is something The Billfish Foundation has successfully advocated for us to get and keep, it's good to see TBF not only work to conserve billfish populations, but also maximize our fishing opportunities.
Wahoo season is almost upon us!  Make sure your 2018 membership is current if you plan to compete in the Yearlong Tournament Awards Program Wahoo Division!  Memberships can be renewed online.   

Top Private Boat
Draggin' Up, Owners Chris and Erika Heule - 8,089.5 points
DECARB, Owners Sam Moore, Matt Moore and Doug Chamberlain - 5,800 points
Reel Bounty, Owner Tony Annan - 3,000 points
Top Outboard Boat
Espadon, Owner John Rizopoulos - 2,200 points
Fool's Gold, Owner Steve and Paige Kinkade - 500 points
Reel Estate, Owner Coe Parker - 100 points
Top Male Angler
Sam Rasberry - 3,014 points
Tony Annan - 2,600 points
Matt Moore - 1,800 points

Top Female Angler
Mandy Yeager - 800 points
Stephanie Swan - 600 points
Top Junior Angler
Sam Moore, Jr. - 1,100 points
Max Moore - 100 points
Top Captain
Kevin Deerman - 8,089.5
Troy Day - 5,800 points
Kirk Elliott - 3,000 points
Top Mate
Conner Golightly - 7,589.5 points
Ryan Doxey - 2,500 points
Patrick Zurovetz - 1,600 points
Top Blue Marlin
George McMahon - 615 pounds

Top Dorado
Tony Annan - 30.5 pounds

Top Swordfish
Doctor's Note, Owner James Cooper - 1,750 points

Top Wahoo
Kymble Kinkade - 75 pounds
Top Yellowfin Tuna
David Denbow - 147.5 pounds

Top Private Boat  
Slight Edge, Owner Perry Forrester - 51,200 points
Huntress, Owner Darryl Schroeder - 41,800 points
No Compromise, Owner Alan Roberts - 8,200 points
Top Male Angler 
Darryl Schroeder - 12,400 points
Perry Forrester - 7,400 points
Tom Laird - 6,200 points
Top Female Angler
Cinda Forrester - 16,100 points
Lori Schroeder - 9,000 points
Robyn Roberts - 500 points

Top Swordfish
Titan Up, Owner Bill Hunt - 2,000 points
Robert Rickett, President
John Bowen, 1st Vice President
Allan Legge, 2nd Vice President
Randy Bright, Treasurer
Troy Day, Secretary 
Jack Beal
James Helm
Kevin Deerman 
Marty Griffith
Randy King
Richard Richardson
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